HONG KONG PROTESTERS TAKE AIM AT CHINESE TRADERS

BUT MANY SAY CHINA HAS PROGRESSIVELY TIGHTENED ITS GRIP, PUTTING HONG KONG'S FREEDOMS UNDER THREAT THROUGH A RANGE OF MEASURES SUCH AS THE EXTRADITION BILL.

WHEN BRITAIN RETURNED HONG KONG TO CHINA IN 1997, CHINESE COMMUNIST LEADERS PROMISED THE CITY A HIGH DEGREE OF AUTONOMY FOR 50 YEARS.

"The government, Carrie Lam, some legislators in functional constituencies are not elected by the people, so there are many escalating actions in different districts to reflect different social issues," he said.
"There isn't an anti-extradition protest every day to keep us going," she said.

Hong Kong activists have protested against mainland Chinese traders in a town near the border on Saturday, seeking to channel energy from huge demonstrations against an extradition bill to another problem they say the...

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